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Germany: Holzwerke Ladenburger to expand lumber production

Holzwerke Ladenburger in Germany placed an order with Valutec for supply of TC continuous kiln. The TC continuous kiln will [...]

China: Sawn softwood imports up 41% in 2017

According to data from China Customs, 2017 Chinese sawnwood imports totalled 37.35 million cubic metres valued at US$10 [...]

US costs of homebuilding increasing due to lumber tariffs

Last week, Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, addressed attendees at the National Association of [...]

Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]

Binderholz plans to double sawing capacity at Baruth sawmill

Binderholz starts an extensive investment program at its plant in Baruth, Germany, which includes the expansion of the drying capacity [...]

Finland’s lumber output forecast to rise in 2018 due to rising exports to China, N. Africa and Japan

The growth of the global economy, increasing demand for forest industry products and investments in Finland’s forest sector continue [...]

Finnish Ha-Sa acquires Metsä Group’s Eskola sawmill

Finnish sawmill Haapajärven Saha Ha-Sa (Ha-Sa) has acquired Metsä Fibre's Eskola Sawmill in Kannus in Finland [...]

Prices for wood pellets in Germany continue to drop in June

The price for wood pellets in Germany is still on a decreasing trend in June. Thus, the average price for [...]

Largest European wood pellet producer sees fall in production due to complicated international pellet market

Graanul Invest decreased wood pellets production at its mills by 10.6% in 2017.     According to [...]

Canadian lumber companies announce large capacity expansions in the US

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing [...]